15-year-old rapper Astro says that getting up on stage turns him into “a different person.”
In an interview with Fox All Access, Astro explained that his cockiness and arrogance is all part of his stage persona and some people just don’t understand that.
“You’re never going to understand unless you’re an artist. It’s like Beyoncé has her alter ego Sasha Fierce, when I get on stage I’m a different person. I’ll be the cockiest person on stage and in the booth when I’m recording a song, but I’m very humble in person.”
Astro added: “When I get on stage it’s like I break out and express all these feelings I can’t express when I’m talking to you. I just feel like a star on stage.”
So he’s realy quite shy and a nice guy, then? LA Reid and his guest judge Rihanna thought so as they put him through to the live X Factor USA shows along with the rest of The X Factor Top 17. He’s one of the boys, along with Phillip Lomax, Marcus Canty and early headline grabber Chris Rene.
You can see all the X Factor Top 17 performing live for the first time tonight (Tuesday) at 8/7c on Fox, when five acts will be eliminated by the judges. Who do you expect to do well tonight? Who do you think we can do with out as the eliminations begin? Personally, I’d be gutted to see Chris Rene go, but you’re welcome to disagree with me. It ain’t gonna happen anyway – is it?